May 1st, 2014 by RichmondBargains

friday cheers schedule 2014

Friday Cheers is back at Brown’s Island this weekend. Tickets are $5 or $10 depending on the band:

“Celebrating its 30th season, Venture Richmond’s premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown’s Island on May 2, with a stellar line-up of bands you won’t want to miss, at one of RVA’s most beautiful venues. Enjoy breakout bands, national acts and Richmond’s hometown talent. Children 12 and under are free.

There are three entry points to Brown’s Island, and payment will be taken at each. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at two entry points: the pedestrian bridge at 5th and 7th streets. No pets are allowed. Produced by Venture Richmond. For more information, call (804) 788-6466.”

    2014 schedule

    May 2: Vintage Trouble and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers ($10)
    May 9: Lord Huron with The Northerners ($10)
    May 23: RVA Music Night with Avers, Todd Herrington’s Things and The Green Boys ($5)
    May 30: J. Roddy Walston and the Business and Kopecky Family Band ($5)
    June 6: Futurebirds and Spirit Family Reunion ($5)
    June 13: Funky Meters with Mekong Xpress and The Get Fresh Horns ($10)
    June 20: Houndmouth and St. Paul and the Broken Bones ($5)
    June 27: Neko Case with Laura Veirs ($10)

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March 4th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

friday cheers 2013

Who’s ready for summer concert season to begin??

The 2013 Friday Cheers band line-up has been released, so you can have something to look forward to 🙂

The concerts are every every Friday evening from 6:30-9:30pm, May 3-June 28, on Brown’s Island downtown. The cost is $5 or $10 depending on the show (children under 12 are free)

There are three entry points to Brown’s Island, and payment will be taken at each. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at two entry points: the pedestrian bridge at 5th and 7th streets. No pets are allowed.

    Schedule and costs each week:
    May 3: Shovels and Rope and Hayes Carll $5
    May 10: The Lone Bellow and Radical Face $5
    May 24: RVA Music Night with NO BS! Brass Band, Murphy’s Kids and Former Champions $5
    May 31: Head and the Heart and Black Girls $10
    June 7: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires $10
    June 14: Kishi Bashi and Lake Street Dive $5
    June 21: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and The Pimps of Joytime $10
    June 28: Infamous Stringdusters and James Justin & Co. $10

More info about each band is available on Venture Richmond’s site.

If you would like to catch most of the eight concerts (all eight would run $60 total), spring for the season pass which you can purchase for only $35 through April 1 ($45 after). There is a pesky additional $4.50 processing fee.

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May 15th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

dominion riverrock 2012
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The 4th annual Dominion Riverrock returns to Browns Island this Friday through Sunday, May 18-20. Highlights include an air dog competition, lots of outdoor sport competitions, and plenty of free music!

The three-day event unites the community through a unique mix of activities and friendly competitions, set against the backdrop of Richmond’s downtown riverfront.

This year’s celebration will include competitions in a variety of adrenaline-pumping athletic disciplines including a mud run, freestyle bike competitions, trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, bouldering, slacklining and the Ultimate Air Dogs for our four-legged friends. In addition, each day is filled with live music featuring The Travelin’ McCourys with Keller Williams on Friday night and JJ Grey & Mofro and Galactic on Saturday night.

There are fees to enter the competitions, but admission is totally free!

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May 2nd, 2012 by RichmondBargains

firday cheers

Friday Cheers returns to Brown’s Island every Friday evening until June 29th, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $10 depending on the show, and children under 12 are free. (A season pass is $40)

Celebrating 28 years of music! Thousands of people come to relax after the work week on Brown’s Island to meet friends and hear some of the nation’s hottest touring acts and the region’s top bands.
There are two entry points to Brown’s Island and payment will be taken at all. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at one entry point — the pedestrian bridge at 7th Street. No pets are allowed.
Produced by Venture Richmond. For more information, call (804) 788-6466.

    May 4 – Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears with The Preservation $5

    May 11 – Carolina Chocolate Drops with The Inflatables $5

    May 18-20 – Dominion Riverrock, featuring Galactic, Travelin’ McCourys feat. Keller Williams, and JJ Grey and Mofro (free)

    May 25 – RVA Music Night with Three Sheets to the Wind, The Trillions and Photosynthesizers $5

    June 1- Chris Young with Honky Tonk Heroes $10

    June 8 – ALO with Former Champions $5

    June 15 – Dawes with Sara Watkins $5

    June 22 – Alabama Shakes with Robert Ellis $5

    June 29 – Trampled by Turtles with Goldrush $10

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